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Item of the Month: May 2016

Though it may seem surprising to us now, Richard Strauss’s symphonic poem Also Sprach Zarathustra op.30 caused a great deal of controversy when it premiered in 1896. 291 more words

Item of the month: Autograph Manuscript of 'Fragment for Harold Rutland' by Sorabji

March’s item of the month is the autograph manuscripts of Fragment for Harold Rutland by Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988). Sorabji was a composer, pianist and music critic best known for his enormously long and complex piano works such as… 576 more words

Item of the Month: Peace to the Souls of the Heroes

This month the Jerwood library will be hosting its first ever project under the CoLab banner. The Jerwood Library Catch and Glee Club will be a collaborative partnership between the library, vocal professor… 257 more words

Item of the month, December 2015 / January 2016: Anthony Green at 60

Anthony (Tony) Green has had a long association with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as a professor of piano and as a lecturer, and additionally as the composer of a piece ( 518 more words

The Secret World: December Subscriber Item of the Month Is Star Wars Themed

At the beginning of every month, subscribers and lifers are able to claim a free item from the TSW store, and they usually consist of awesome things ranging from cosmetics, pets or utility. 79 more words

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Item of the month, November 2015: Handel - Acis and Galatea

Handel composed what has been described variously as as a serenata, a masque, a pastoral and a pastoral opera, whilst living in North West London in the early eighteenth century. 324 more words

Library item of the month, Oct 2015: Shostakovich Symphony no. 11

Subtitled “the year 1905”, the work is, along with the second, third and twelfth symphonies, based on a programme of “revolution” subjects. Composed in 1956/57 to mark the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the October Revolution, it sought to graphically depict the “Bloody Sunday” massacre, when thousands of unarmed protesters were gunned down in front of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. 295 more words